The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Cognos products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cognos over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within IBM Cognos.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Cognos
North West / Lancashire
Rank - 47 35
Contract jobs citing Cognos 0 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire - 0.93% 2.57%
As % of the Vendors category - 1.85% 5.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 8
Median daily rate - - £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £397 £438 £375
% change year-on-year -9.37% +16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £69.07 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £69.07 £40.00
% change year-on-year -76.11% +72.67%  

Cognos is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 88 216 188
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 42.31% 50.12% 48.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 130 105
Median daily rate £431 £375 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.80% -3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £500 £574
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 46 16
Median hourly rate £42.00 £39.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.32% +203.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.33 £46.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

Cognos
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire citing Cognos as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Cognos in Lancashire

Cognos
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cognos in Lancashire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cognos in Lancashire

Cognos
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cognos in Lancashire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cognos in Lancashire

Cognos
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cognos also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for Cognos.

1 1 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (100.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (100.00%) ETL
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Information Management
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (100.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) Kimball Methodology
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (100.00%) Cognos Report Studio
1 1 (100.00%) Cognos Framework Manager

Cognos
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Cognos Framework Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Cognos Report Studio
1 1 (100.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Cognos Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Data Modelling
1 1 (100.00%) ETL
1 1 (100.00%) Information Management
1 1 (100.00%) Kimball Methodology
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) T-SQL